The earliest record of cannabis consumption was in 2727 B.C. by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung – although it’s highly likely that cannabis consumption started long before that. They didn’t have access to the same tools that we do now. Instead, people would burn cannabis leaves and inhale the intoxicating fumes.
Modern-day advancements have moved people away from cannabis campfires and towards the new era of cannabis consumption. From bongs that stand as tall as a small adult to pre-rolled joints that make it easy for the novice smoker to indulge – there are endless ways of consuming cannabis. Below, we will focus on inhalation and explore whether there’s the best way to chase your high.
Joints are by far the most popular way of consuming cannabis. Some people use rolling papers and tobacco, and others prefer to smoke pure cannabis. People who can’t roll — it isn’t exactly the easiest thing to master — can purchase pre-rolled joints. There are even devices that can roll the joint for you if you have cannabis buds and paper.
There both are pros and cons to smoking a joint. One of the main pros is that you can control your high. You’re aware of how much cannabis has gone into your joint – therefore, you can judge how much to inhale. You’ll also feel the high much faster than if you were taking edibles, for example. Smoking a joint is an excellent method if you’re looking for a smooth high. Low tolerance users would benefit from using a CBD dominant strain, such as the Harley Quinn.
Ok, likely, you didn’t expect to see this one on the list. Out of all the things that come to mind when the word snorting appears, cannabis wouldn’t be first. However, the idea of snorting cannabis to get high came to fruition when Canna Bumps released a powdered cannabis product that resembled a common party drug. Needless to say, cannabis users have shunned the idea back to the factory.
Do you think they were onto something? The perks are obvious, easy consumption, and discreet. The cons? A company marketed the product to look like cocaine, and the idea sunk as fast as the titanic (literally, overnight!).
Dabbing is perhaps the easier method. Dabbing involves using a highly concentrated form of THC that’s also known as shatter, wax, or honeycomb. It has a THC concentration of 80% compared to the 15-20% that cannabis buds have. Users tend to opt for a vape pen or specifically designed glass bong to inhale the THC concentration.
This method is brilliant if you’re looking for a powerful hit and intense high you can take on the go – vape pens containing concentrated THC won’t typically smell like cannabis, making it easy to consume cannabis discreetly.
Bongs are a firm favorite amongst veteran cannabis users, and in the 60s and 70s, bongs were the favored way of consumption. Granted, they are not as popular as they once were, but some users still reach for a bong.
Bongs are great because the water and the indirect smoke inhalation mean the smoke cools before it enters your lungs, giving a much smoother toke. Users comment that one or two tokes of a bong are enough – making it far easier to consume and quicker to take rather than having to roll a joint and find somewhere to smoke it.
We can safely say that snorting is out of the question, but do any of the others hold the crown for the best way to inhale cannabis? The truth is, people find their favorite ways of chasing the way. Some prefer the smooth ease of a bong, and others prefer the powerful hit of a dab. It is hard to rank one as the best, as they all have their pros and cons, depending on the individual. What’s your favorite way to inhale cannabis?